Alasdair Grant BSc (Hons) Msc, PGCertIT

Alasdair Grant BSc (Hons) Msc, PGCertIT
Civil Servant

Alasdair is a profoundly Deaf Old Haileyburian and is bilinguial in both spoken English and British Sign Language. He was supported during his time at Hailebury by Sandra and David Blakeway-Smith, the founders of the Charity and Mandalay School for the Deaf in Myanmar.

Degrees: Masters degree in Deaf Studies

Alasdair Grant BSc (Hons) Msc, PGCertIT

Alasdair has had a career as a Civil Servant in the Department for the Environment and Food and Rural Affairs. His professional training is in Ecology and Town Planning as well in Business Administration, and he is a Research Fellow for the Schumacher Institute, a Sustainability Policy Think Tank based in Bristol. He is heavily involved with the Deaf and Disability Community via his trusteeship roles with two other Charities in Bristol: West of England Centre for Inclusive Living and the Centre for Deaf People in Bristol. He is also a voluntary Deaf Alumni Programme Manager for Deaf Unity. His extensive contacts within the Deaf Community include a range of Deaf organisations such as the British Deaf Association, Deaf Plus and Deaf Studies Trust. Combined with his Masters degree in Deaf Studies from the former Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of Bristol, this has given him extensive experience of Deafness from a lingustic and cultural perspective under the social model of disability. His professional and personal experience as a profoundly deaf person is a most useful addition to the Charity on top of its team of medical professionals. He is passionate about championing the achievement of Deaf and Disabled people in society whether in the UK or abroad.